Sunday, 28 September 2008

Erte in black and white

Side opening A5

I've made this for my sister in law's 60th birthday and is the first card I done entirely black and white.
Erte image with one layer decoupaged (oh, how fiddly were those thin doggy legs) Matted onto black mirri card with number handcut from same card. Finished with ribbons, flowers and 'bling'.

I didn't realise til I was half way through making it just how appropriate it is.
Brother in law died nearly 6 years ago and she doesn't want a party so we are having a 'girls only' evening at Peterborough dog racing. Transport is a limo and the evening includes a meal, the first bet and a drink.

It should be fun - the girls are going to the dogs!!!

Thank you for popping by


An Anniversary Card

A5 side opening

A request from daughter for her friends 2nd wedding anniversary.
I love this Jack Vettriano image, perfect for an anniversary card I think.
The backing paper is overprinted with a few appropriate words.
The image is matted onto gold mirri card. Finished with organza ribbon, flower and bow

Thanks for popping in today


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Cards for DIL's birthday

Side opening A5
Son asked for a card for DIL at the last minute as is the way of sons!!
As I was at daughters house for the week with no cardmaking stuff, I popped home and made this one. I added an extra layer to the poppy flowers. Very fiddly to cut out :-)

Tent fold A5
I did this one on my daughter's behalf. DIL works in a casino a couple of nights a week hence the casino theme.

It looked rather masculine so added one of my favourite FD's


Saturday, 20 September 2008

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 31 sketch

Square 150mm

I have used this challenge as an excuse to make a birthday card for my daughter in law

There is a bit of a variation to the sketch so hope it is acceptable


Wednesday, 17 September 2008

No cards for a week

I'll not be making any cards for a week as I am at my daughters minding the grandchildren while DD and SIL have a weeks break.
I just hope I will be able to get back into the swing when I return home.
I hope to pop into all your blogs in the meantime.
Best wishes everyone and keep up the good work while I am away.


Sunday, 14 September 2008

Western 40th

Just for a change a different style of 40th.
I found this one hard work!
The birthday girl is having western theme party and loves diamonds
(don't we all given the chance, hahaha)
so, though goodness knows why, I suggested a 'blingy' cowboy boot.
I spent ages just deciding what papers to use, but once I got started it wasn't so bad. I still wanted it to look feminine, hence the FD & prima but for once there is no ribbon. Felt strange not putting ribbon on.

BG paper from (poss)Sweet Shoppe, 'For the Girls' collection by Amy Wolff.
Boot cut from a Google image pic and stamped with a little swirly flower.
Heel and sole, spur, badge and all the 'goldy' bits cut from sparkly gold card.
The badge and spur are detail gold embossed. Happy birthday cuttlebug folder embossed on off white pearly paper.

The boot is slightly shaped and attached with silicone to give some dimension.


Friday, 12 September 2008

Rainbow Lady's challenge 30

Here is a card for this weeks challenge - leaves.
Leafy BG paper and punched leaves.


Yet another 40th

A5 side opening.
Yes, another one!!!
There are so many to do this year.

BG paper Gina Miller Summer Sorbet, hand cut 40. Printed greetings on computer, torn and inked (Sand beige)edges. Finished with satin ribbon and a FD.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

13th birthday card

Would you believe it!!!
Considering i have always been obsessed with straight lines how did I manage to stick the sentiment on this card cockeyed.
And do you know I didn't even notice until I did the photo.
Well, I will not point it out to DD who asked for it for her friend's daughter.

Sympathy card

We heard tonight of the death of an old friend, so I've made this to send to his wife.
A5 side opening and as he was such a lovely man I've parted with a tassel.

Organza ribbon and tassel from Joanna Sheen. BG paper is from the collection Lemon Grass by Penny Springman from Sweet Shoppe.
Oh, I forgot to say I used two eyelets to thread the ribbon through. I haven't used them for quite some time and forgot how much hammering was needed :-(
Some of the flowers have an extra layer, can you call that decoupage?

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Thanks to Suzanne for the Wylde Women Award.

I have been given this award by the extremely talented and greatly admired Suzanne, who is an inspiration to us all.

Thank you for this Suzanne. I am truly honoured.

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite (http:// so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.

And, remember the Purpose of the Award:
To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I could be here all day as there are so many wonderful people I could give this award to. Everyone of my favourite blogs deserve this, but most of you have already had it awarded so I would like to pass it on to

Monday, 8 September 2008

Jude's blog candy

Here is the link to Jude's Blog Candy to celebrate 1000 hits
A lovely set of laura Ashley stamps.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

At last

The first card I have made in a week.
I have been feeling out of sorts and lacking enthusiasm.
I bought a couple of new Versamark pads and some ribbon and new little Flora Doodles from Joanna Sheen and sat and waited for some inspiration

I scored the bottom part of the CS and added a small peel off waste diamond shape to the crossed lines.

Finished with a CB oval threaded with organza ribbon and a folded flower with a Flora Doodle

Monday, 1 September 2008

And the box!!

Well! this is the box.
I managed to hide the joins with peel-offs.
Looks better than I expected.
I'm sure the recipients will have better things to do
than inspect it for flaws, LOL

Isn't hindsight great!!
I see now that it would have been better to have cut the opening
higher up so the shoes were central in the opening.
Never mind it is done now.
It was approved by the lady who ordered it.
Sigh of relief.

Wedding card - A4

Another 'midnight oil' card!!
This is just short of A4 but it was not the card that took the time.
Silly me, said I would make a box for this but then realised after I'd finished the card that I only have A4 size CS.
I have managed to make a box by adding sides to it. It is not too bad and needs decorating if the lady is happy with it.

I wanted to use This Joanna Sheen shoe stamp, only used it once before.
It is stamped on vellum and embossed with fine detail gold.
The flowers I've had for years and the ribbon was delivered Saturday from Joanna's shop, thanks to the excellent service from Sheenie Towers.